ASTANA, May 1. /TASS/. At a meeting with Kazakhstan’s top diplomat in New York, the UN chief expressed full support of Astana’s efforts toward reconciliation in Syria, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service has said.
Both Astana and Bishkek are breaking ice and setting the tone for integration in the region, why can’t the others follow the suit? Central Asia is jammed between three hostile zones – Afghanistan, the North Caucasus and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China that pose threats such as religious fundamentalism, terrorism, poorly controlled migration and smuggling of drugs and weapons. However, mutual rivalry, interethnic conflicts and territorial disputes keep the states at a distance from one another.
Almost two dozen agreements worth over $35 million USD were signed following the Uzbekistan-Tajikistan business forum in Dushanbe on 19 April, The Tashkent Times reports.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has called for stronger economic cooperation with Turkmenistan and Russia's Far East Region amid tightening economic sanctions by the United Nations after its nuclear and missile tests.
Mr. Nazarbayev proposed to develop certain aspects of bilateral cooperation in the transit-transport and energy spheres, focusing on the availability of great prospects in other areas.
A Kazakh representative office will open in Silicon Valley, while a Bloomberg office is set to launch in Kazakhstan -- Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev's 11-14 April trip to the US resulted in numerous agreements and prospective meetings.
On the agenda on day 1: Moldova to join Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) next? Putin calls EAEU “safety bag”. Lukashenko proposes to focus on internal issues. Nazarbayev stresses Kazakhstan’s growing foreign trade the EAEU, Kyrgyzstan. Informal CSTO meeting.
The agreement strengthens control over the targeted use of military equipment in both Russia and Uzbekistan. There has been a positive experience of concluding similar agreements with Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia.
Another round of talks over the Kyrgyz-Uzbek bordering territories will be addressed in Uzbekistan 10-20 April, Uzbek officials reported to the media.
ASTANA, April 10. Russiam media "TASS" reported that Kazakhstan suggests expanding the number of participants in the Astana process on Syria, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters commenting on the current situation.